The Best Canadian Children's Books
Children’s Books from Canada
What are the best children’s books from Canada? Here, in no particular order, are some of the best ever…
Canadian Children's Book: Alligator Pie by Dennis Lee
Alligator Pie is full of wonderful poetry, and also the name of the most well-know poem in book.
Canadian Children's Book: Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella
Shoeless Joe was made famous by the Hollywood adaptation of the book starring Kevin Costner (Field of Dreams). It tells the story of a baseball-obsessed Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella, who hears a voice which instructs him to build a baseball field in the middle of his farm. The field becomes the playground for the ghosts of various based legends, including “Shoeless” Joe Jackson (who had been banned from baseball for his role in the Chicago “Black Sox” scandal of 1919).
Shoeless Joe Jackson
Canadian Children's Book: Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables is the first in a series of books about Anne Shirley, an orphan adopted by Prince Edward Island farmers Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert in 1876. The 11 year old redhead’s spirit and unique character get her into a series of humorous mishaps and predicaments.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables
Canadian Children's Book: Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat
Owls in the Family is about young boys living on the Saskatchewan prairie who adopt two great horned owls named “Weeps” and “Wol”, and in the process end up turning their small town upside down.
Owls in the Family
Canadian Children's Book: The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
The Paper Bag Princess tells the story of Princess Elizabeth’ struggle to free her kidnapped fiancé (Prince Ronald) from the clutches of a fire-breathing who not only took her love, but also burned all her close (thus forcing her to wear a paper bag).
The Paper Bag Princess
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